Buddha Tooth Relic Temple Inside

Why You Need To Visit

  • Home to Sacred Relics

    Built in 2007, the temple gets its name from what the Buddhists regard as the left canine tooth of Buddha, which has been recovered from his funeral pyre in Kushinagar, India and displayed on the temple’s grounds. The Buddha Tooth Relic is housed in a giant stupa made from 320 kilograms of gold.

  • Striking Architecture

    This Tang-styled Chinese Buddhist temple costs S$75 million to set up, and is based on various elements of Tang Dynasty architecture. The building’s design was inspired by the Buddhist Mandala, a symbol of Buddhist culture that represents the universe.

  • A Trove of Knowledge

    More than just a place of worship, Buddha Tooth Relic Temple is also home to two museums, with fascinating stories about figures of note in the tradition, as well as the sacred relics of the Buddha and his disciples.